Abba Days are here again in London and memories come flooding back of school days and having a Sun newspaper with an article on my then favourite band confiscated.
They were the days of bare-breasted Page 3 girls.
And any girl was considered a temptress by the Jesuit priests employed to keep Catholic boys’ minds on God, education and sport.
Try telling that though to an adolescent boy.
Transfixed by the blonde curls and blue, blue eyes of Dancing Queen Agnetha Faltskogg.
Of course concerts were sniffed at too by priests and parents in the Seventies.
And so the chance to see Agnetha and the others of the Fun Four up close passed me by and will forever be out of my reach.
But Avatar Abba is possible which you might have got a teaser for at their museum in Stockholm.
ABBA Voyage is the long-awaited concert from one of the biggest pop acts of all time featuring a setlist of the bands biggest, most popular hits.
Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid have created the kind of concert they always wanted.
Performing for their fans at their best, as digital versions of themselves backed by today’s finest musicians.
Blurring the lines between the physical and digital, we’re advised not to miss!
Now, of course, it’s not just the digital world which can be deceptive as I found out to my cost when I was lured in by another Agnetha.
Sitting in my Greystones home poring over the names in my party.
For a coming trip to the Czech Republic I fell upon Agnetha.
And let The Scary One know which of course she duly ignored.
Of course, Agnetha was nothing like Agnetha Falstskogg.
Not her fault though as she was a woman of a vintage.
And boy she was good craic as I was to find out when she threw her shapes on the dance floor in the Spa Triangle.
Cassidy classy days
Who’s to say that I won’t bump into her again in the Big Smoke.
When it truly would be a case of Abba Days are here again in London.
Irish travel agents Cassidy Travel offer a one-night package in London on March 18.
A hotel & concert ticket, it is priced at from €240pps.